Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Espejo believes Buddin, NU will be a force in UAAP

Cignal star Marck Espejo felt nostalgic after going up against National University-Sta. Elena in the 2022 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference last Tuesday.

No, it wasn’t because of the fact that he had countless great battles with the Nationals in the UAAP.

It was simply because NU-Sta. Elena rookie Michaelo Buddin reminded him of his younger self, back when he was just a budding spiker from Marikina that was trying to make a name for himself.

Spikers-Turf-Cignal-vs.-NU-Marck-Espejo-2129 Espejo believes Buddin, NU will be a force in UAAP News NU Spikers' Turf Volleyball  - philippine sports news

“Siguro, ico-commend ko rin yung Buddin. Kasi, parang nung bata ako nakikita ko yung sarili ko sa kanya, kung paano siya mag-laro,” said Espejo after the HD Spikers’ 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 win over the Nationals that placed them at the second seed.

Espejo dropped 17 points laced with 19 excellent receptions and five digs for Cignal while Buddin top scored for NU-Sta. Elena with 14 markers.

The five-time UAAP MVP said that he hopes that the Nationals’ loss can light a fire in Buddin that he can carry into the playoffs – and eventually, the UAAP Season 85 men’s volleyball tournament.

He also made sure to commend the entire NU-Sta. Elena, even saying that this batch of Bulldogs will be the barometer for every team once the collegiate season begins.

“I hope na maging fire sa kanya ‘to. Itong pagkatalo nila samin maging fire sa kaniya na bumawi sa next game namin and baunin niya papuntang UAAP,” said Espejo.

“Very promising po talaga ‘tong NU team. For me, itong NU team ngayon yung feel ko na magiging gauge ng lahat ng team sa UAAP.”

#ReadMore  Suzara sees more Filipino volleyball players playing overseas soon
Written By

You May Also Like


NU-Sta. Elena completed a rousing sweep to ascend the 2022 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference throne, taking down the erstwhile champion Cignal in four sets,...


Navy recovered from a tough first-set setback and swept the next three, pouncing on VNS-One Alicia’s costly miscue in the fourth to carve out...


Back-to-back defending champion Cignal is in unfamiliar territory in the 2022 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference Finals. The HD Spikers, winner of the last two...


Paco Arena is always rocking when the Spikers’ Turf is at the venue with the powerful spikes from the players and loud cheers from...


National University-Sta. Elena moved on the cusp of the 2022 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference championship after a 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-18 win over back-to-back...


PGJC-Navy made quick work of VNS-One Alicia, 25-20, 25-19, 25-21, to move on the verge of a bronze finish in the 2022 Spikers’ Turf...


Marck Espejo bucked a minor injury to help Cignal take down PGJC-Navy in three sets to advance to the 2022 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference...


National University-Sta. Elena head coach Dante Alinsunurin lauded Joshua Retamar for finally embracing the team’s leadership role, Tuesday. Back in the previous season of...